Benjamin Black
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Benjamin Black

Benjamin Black, the pen name of acclaimed novelist John Banville, is the author of Christine Falls and The Silver Swan. Christine Falls was nominated for both the Edgar Award and Macavity Award for Best Novel; both Christine Falls and Silver Swan were national bestsellers. Banville lives in Dublin.

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Best Sellers

    • Christine Falls

    • A Novel
    • By: Benjamin Black
    • Narrated by: Timothy Dalton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,230
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 742
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 732

    Quirke's brother-in-law has tampered with a corpse. And as Quirke searches for the facts behind the woman's death, he comes up against some well-guarded secrets of Dublin's high Catholic society....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen

    • By Leo X Cox on 04-11-08

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Silver Swan

    • A Novel
    • By: Benjamin Black
    • Narrated by: Timothy Dalton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 331
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 183

    Two years have passed since the events of the best-selling Christine Falls, and much has changed for Quirke....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great sequel!

    • By David on 04-07-08

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Holy Orders

    • Quirke, Book 6
    • By: Benjamin Black
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    When the body of his daughter’s friend is brought to his autopsy table, Quirke is plunged into a world of corruption that takes him to the darkest corners of the Irish Church and State....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Is Benjamin Black ok?

    • By Elizabeth on 11-16-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Elegy for April

    • A Novel
    • By: Benjamin Black
    • Narrated by: Timothy Dalton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 150

    April Lavery has vanished. A junior doctor at a local hospital, she is something of a trail-blazer in the deeply conservative and highly patriarchal society of 1950s Dublin....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Series, Excellent Narration

    • By Pat on 10-10-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • A Death in Summer

    • A Novel
    • By: Benjamin Black
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    One of Dublin's most powerful men meets a violent end— and an acknowledged master of crime fiction delivers his most gripping novel yet....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Aun Aprendiendo on 07-12-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Even the Dead

    • A Quirke Novel
    • By: Benjamin Black
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    A suspicious death, a pregnant woman suddenly gone missing: Quirke's latest case leads him inexorably toward the dark machinations of an old foe....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quirk resolves it all

    • By Judith on 04-21-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Black-Eyed Blonde

    • A Philip Marlowe Novel
    • By: Benjamin Black
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 128

    Raymond Chandler's incomparable private eye is back, pulled by a seductive young heiress into the most difficult and dangerous case of his career....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • You are not Raymond Chandler

    • By Jim McCool on 06-05-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Wolf on a String

    • A Novel
    • By: Benjamin Black
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Christian Stern, an ambitious young scholar and alchemist, arrives in Prague in the bitter winter of 1599, intent on making his fortune at the court of the Holy Roman emperor....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rich, beautiful writing

    • By Ruth S. Rodenhauser on 09-14-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Vengeance

    • By: Benjamin Black
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    In Vengeance, a bizarre suicide leads to a scandal and then still more blood, as Benjamin Black reveals a world where money and sex trump everything....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not his best

    • By Linda on 12-07-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Christine Falls

    • By: Benjamin Black
    • Narrated by: Timothy Dalton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    This is the first time Quirke has encountered Christine Falls, but the investigation he decides to lead into the way she lived and died uncovers a dark secret at the heart of Dublin's high Catholic network....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • it falls

    • By Tracey on 08-24-15

    Regular price: $20.65

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